Any Fans of Westerns Here?

@anniepa (27520)
United States
February 20, 2010 1:38pm CST
Some of you who are younger may not remember when this genre was quite popular. These days, western movies are few and far between. I guess in general they'd be considered men's movies as opposed to "chick flicks" but I've enjoyed many westerns through the years. Here are some of my favorites: Dances With Wolves The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Open Range Rio Bravo The Searchers Silverado The Sons of Katie Elder Stagecoach Does anyone have any to add to my list? I'm sure I'm forgetting some! Annie
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• United States
21 Feb 10
Rio Bravo was remake twice! The first remake was El Dorado and then the last remake is Rio Lobo. I saw them in reverse order. I love , love Rio Lobo . Then I saw El Dorado. It is okay And then I saw Rio Bravo. All three have great points. You mentioned the best western ever made, The Searchers. When a person looks up western in the dictionary , there should be a still from The Searchers.What would I add to your list? Shane and the three Spaghetti Westerns, Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
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@anniepa (27520)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Yep, I also saw "El Dorado" and "Rio Lobo". I can't believe I forgot "Shane"! Annie
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@lelin1123 (15634)
• Puerto Rico
20 Feb 10
I love western too. My favorites would have to be any western with Clint Eastwood in it. Such as, Hang them High, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A fistful of Dollars, Pale Rider. I also love westerns with Indians in them. Another good western movie was with Elvis Presley called Love Me Tender. Of course any with John Wayne too.
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@anniepa (27520)
• United States
21 Feb 10
I think "Love Me Tender" was one of Elvis's best movies. Annie
@lelin1123 (15634)
• Puerto Rico
21 Feb 10
I totally agree but you never see it on TV. Only his other singing and dancing type movies.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Well, someone already mention Clint Eastwood's westerns so let me put on my thinking cap. How about Old Yeller and Shane? I used to love John Wayne movies...She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Stagecoach...and I loved his character in True Grit.
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@anniepa (27520)
• United States
21 Feb 10
OMG, just thinking about "Old Yeller" makes me tear up! That was one of the very first movies I ever saw, at least one of the first I remember seeing! I LOVED Tommy Kirk. Annie
@JoyfulOne (6240)
• United States
21 Feb 10
I still like all those western movies, and for some reason I really never tire of them. I like all the ones that you, as well as others, have mentioned. Every once in a while this one channel has what we refer to as "Clint till you squint" week lol. That's when they show all Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns every night. Though not technically movies, TVLand has repeats of Gunsmoke and Bonanza every day in the afternoon, and I've seen episodes I've missed over the years. I really liked the Lonesome Dove movies and series too. I've always loved westerns ever since I was a kid with my first horse, and though I'm way older now (and horseless) I still like hearing tales of the old West.
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@anniepa (27520)
• United States
21 Feb 10
I like a lot of those TV westerns, too. I loved "Bonanza" growing up and "The Big Valley" and "Wagon Train" among others. Annie
20 Feb 10
Well that’s a nice list especially with the inclusion of one of my favourite westerns “The Sons of Katie Elder”. What would I add, well “The Man from Laramie”, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”, “The Magnificent Seven”, “The Shootist”, “The Cowboys”, “High plains drifter” , “Tombstone” and “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” all great westerns and all sit proudly in my DVD collection.
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@anniepa (27520)
• United States
21 Feb 10
I'm sure I probably saw all of them. "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" was one of my favorites I forgot to mention. Annie
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
20 Feb 10
There you go again....? What did Palin ever do to.....oh...he he..sorry, force of habbit.... Anyway....I am kinda fussy about movies, Im not usualy drawn to "westerns" per se' but some were quite good. I did like Dances with wolves and Open Range (another good Costner flick). One of my favorite westerns of all time was "A Man Called Horse" (and the sequal). "The White buffalo" (quintessential Bronson flick) was pretty good too. "The Outlaw Josie Whales". "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was good too. One I will call a hybrid of post apocolyptic/western that I REALLy enjoyed was "The Postman", another good Costner movie...long but I like long epics anyways.
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@anniepa (27520)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Would you believe I got a postcard from Kevin Costner personally inviting me to go see "Postman"? Well, me and the hundreds of thousands of other letter carriers in the country...lol! I guess that could be called a hybrid western, couldn't it? How about "Silverado"? I thought that was a very good movie, another one with Kevin, one of his earlier ones. Annie
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
20 Feb 10
Where are the classic Clint Eastwood westerns. A fist full of dollars A few dollars more Hang 'em high Two Mules for Sister Sarah (Shirley McLaine at her best) Magnificent 7 (Yule Brenner)
@anniepa (27520)
• United States
21 Feb 10
That's a good question! I knew I was forgetting some good ones but I couldn't believe I forgot all of those "spaghetti westerns". How about "High Plains Drifter"? Annie
@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Feb 10
My favorite is the Good the Bad and the Ugly or any Spaggheti type westerns such as For a Few Dollars More, A Fistful of Dynamite. Those are the Bad Azz westerns that make the Hollywood type westerns look like chick flicks.
@deebomb (15315)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Love some of those westerns. Paint your wagon with lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Stewart made some very good westerns too. I like "The Cheyenne Social Club" with Henry Fonda Made in the 70's a pretty good comic wester. Two Rode together" is another good Stewart movie. I also like Tom Selleck's Westerns " The Sacketts and "The Shadow Riders". Sam Elliot made some good ones too. "I Will fight no More" Is a good Indian western.
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
21 Feb 10
I'm a big fan of Clint Eastwood and I have all of his "spagetti westerns" on tape. I think that I've seen all of his films including most of the non - western ones.
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
20 Feb 10
I LOVED Dances With Wolves and The Sons of Katie Elder (who can't love John Wayne and Dean Martin together???) But, there's also The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (I also love Jimmy Stewart!), Blazing Saddles (of course, we're blending genres here a bit), The Good The Bad & The Ugly (classic spaghetti Western), Fort Apache, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Stagecoach, John Wayne's The Shootist or McLintock!, not to mention the comedic The Three Amigos. I didn't care much for Eastwood's "Ugly", but I've seen all of these and there are so many more!! One of my favorite genres when I was a kid (and I can still enjoy them). I don't care much for the newer Westerns with their more graphically portrayed violence. We all know it was a violent time back then - I just don't see how it's necessary to view the gore.
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@blue65packer (11831)
• United States
21 Feb 10
You forget theses western movies: Tombstone and Wyatt Earp to start with. My favorite John Wayne westerns are The Cowboys and True Grit. I love all the westerns Kevin Coster has done which you have mentioned!